Since b188-ish I have steadily found NS2 crashes more and more often each patch. At the moment it is so bad I can barely finish games. While it could all be one issue the various actions I am performing when crashing could easily be different issues/bugs too:
1) Buying weapons
2) Firing weapons
3) Switching weapons
4) Joining Teams
5) Starting Rounds
6) Ending Rounds
7) Evolving Lifeforms
8) Tabbing Out/Into NS2
The odd thing is that this has only effected me in public matches to date. I have never crashed during an ENSL Gather match. This would draw me towards it somehow being server performance related, but with such a small sample size it could easily be random chance.
My PC runs the game fine, specs: i7 920 @ 4.1ghz, 12GB RAM, AMD 5850. In long games I get around 70 FPS constantly, dropping to perhaps 50-60 FPS in combat.
I know at the moment there is an issue with servers chucking a load of people off at the same time (and them crashing), I have only had that happen to me once. These crashes are solely effecting me from my experience.
Do other people find Gathers far more stable?
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